Dating of mahabharata war

ten thousand years ago when mighty rivers started flowing down the Himalayan slopes, western Rajasthan was green and fertile.Great civilizations prospered in the cool amiable climate on riverbanks of northwestern India.Therefore some people started travelling from south to north.Such northward migration continued for several centuries and finally when these people from south India reached the banks of Himalayan Rivers, they got climatic conditions conducive to long term development of civilization on the banks of these rivers providing security of water, food and shelter for a very long time.Several other rivers shifted their courses, some of their tributaries were ‘pirated’ by neigbouring rivers or severed from their main courses.The greenery of Rajasthan was lost, replaced by an arid desert where hot winds piled up dunes of sand. By geological standards, these are small-scale events; for earth, in its long 4.5 billion years history, had witnessed many such changes, some of them even accompanied by wiping out of several living species.However, convincing explanations about what caused all the changes were available only in the later half of the current century through data gathered by archaeologists, geologists, geophysicists, and climatologists using a variety of techniques.

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Horses were well suited to the warfare tactics of the nomadic cultures from the steppes of Central Asia.The abundant waters of the rivers and copious rains provided ample sustenance for their farming and other activities.Some six thousand years later, Saraswati, one of the rivers of great splendour in this region, for reasons long enigmatic, dwindled and dried up.The beginning of the Holocene (post last ice age) is now universally accepted to be around 12000 BP.Consequently the civilizations of the world naturally and simultaneously started developing near the rivers which initially started flowing due to the melting of glaciers near the Equator e.g. When populations multiplied, these river waters became insufficient.

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